On Oct. 21, 2015, industry insiders gathered together at Westland Distillery in Seattle to celebrate the finalists and winners of Northwest Meetings + Events fifth annual Best of the Northwest awards. The event was sponsored by Butler Seattle, Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, Meydenbauer Center and Salem Convention Center. Event partners were Alabastro Photography, Blue Danube Productions, Herban Feast, Lisa Dupar Catering, PJ Hummel & Co., Wave Link Music, Inc., and Westland Distillery.
Mark your calendars: The Emerging Sales Professionals Association will host its sixth professional development symposium for sales professionals of publicly owned or operated convention and meeting venues on May 3, 2017, at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, Wash. The symposium, called ESP6, will co-locate with the International Association of Venue Managers Region IV Conference.